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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 23rd, 2017, 9:01 pm

Traden4alpha, you're assuming the next 30 years are radically different from the last 30, which is a big bet to place for a country with 63 million people. I happen to agree, but a harder question is what to do with the poeple in the middle ?
 
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 24th, 2017, 2:11 pm

That's a good question, Dominic!

What the middle have done has shifted over the centuries: from outdoor physical labor of farming, to dextrous craftwork, to repetitive factory work, to light mental labor of office work, to light indoor labor of personal service. Yet it's less about a true shift than it is about an expansion of roles -- there's still artisan farmers that live by physical outdoor labor and or workers in physically-demanding construction work. Yet there seems to be an increasing amount of service labor (restaurants, retail, e-commerce fulfillment, sales, entertainment, travel/leisure, etc.)

I also wonder about UBI (Universal Basic Income) as an alternative to social safety net systems and minimum wage laws. Current social welfare systems seem horribly regressive -- the loss of social unemployment benefits caused by getting a job seem like a near 100% marginal tax rate. And some people's labor is simply not worth minimum wage although it might be worth something and lead to an accumulation of skill and experience that increases the value of their labor over time. UBI solves both those issues. But..........., of course, it's not clear whether the higher-wealth people would tolerate the increased taxes or emigrate to a less tax-intensive country.
 
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 24th, 2017, 3:06 pm

Thus we have the situation where individual Cambridge colleges have won more Nobel prizes than France and the EU spending serious money for a "socially relevant" league table for universities, since when the UK leaves, the EU will not have one top university.

Reminds of when Enrico Fermi would have meetings with his staff. English was the lingua franca. When the meeting was over and Fermi  left the room, the staff would resort to speaking Hungarian among themselves.

Where will your quants come from post-BREXIT?? Most quants I have met come exactly from your non-top EU and Asian universities. 

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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 24th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Where will your quants come from post-BREXIT??
It's only ever remoaners who say that EU citizens won't be allowed to work in the U.K. after Brexit. Brexiteers say we will have the ability to choose people from anywhere in the world including the EU. Why are remoaners such nasty people?
 
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 24th, 2017, 4:36 pm

Where will your quants come from post-BREXIT??
It's only ever remoaners who say that EU citizens won't be allowed to work in the U.K. after Brexit. Brexiteers say we will have the ability to choose people from anywhere in the world including the EU. Why are remoaners such nasty people?
One hears all kinds of conflicting reports. Since no one knows what BREXIT entails anyone's view is valid. I think they are playing it by ear.
If you saw LateNight a few weeks ago, the minister in question was himming and hawing about they could stay yes/no. 

It's not over until the fat lady sings. It is all up in the air.  What you get is the equivalent of the defunct "gastarbeider" system, anno 2017. I might have missed something but AFAIR the central issue with BREXIT was "immigration" ???

There's nothing on paper, so if you are from the EU what's the guarantee you can stay in the UK? And the expats on the Costa del Sun?

Anyways, that;s what I think. It's a mess.
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 24th, 2017, 5:58 pm

It's no messier than any divorce. And to some extent both sides are hiding their assets. It's all part of the negotiation process.

Most EU citizens in the U.K. will be fine, ditto Brits in Europe. Although I hope that will not apply to EU criminals or our criminals on the Costa del Crime!

Don't be fooled by the media. Brexit is still selling newspapers.

And it shows a lack of worldliness if you expect us to make unilateral guarantees! "In the hope that the EU will be nice to us"!!!!
 
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 24th, 2017, 7:39 pm

It's no messier than any divorce.

I rest my case.
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 24th, 2017, 8:06 pm

Happens to millions every year. No one dies. Usually!
 
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March 24th, 2017, 8:52 pm

"now where did we put that pre-nuptial contract?"
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 24th, 2017, 9:18 pm

They got too controlling. No more beers with the boys, had to sell the classic car. Hell, wouldn't even let us grow a moustache and sideburns combo like Lemmy from Motörhead. There'll be a stressful year or two. But there'll be no regrets.
 
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

March 24th, 2017, 9:58 pm

It's no messier than any divorce.

I rest my case.
Indeed! But at least the lawyers get rich!
 
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

April 16th, 2017, 11:07 pm

So everyone learns at the rate of the slowest learner....seems good for churning out identically dull automatons.
I wonder if the powers that be did an analysis of how learning and teaching mathematics really works. The above approach does not work.
It does produce very hard worker (and so much competition), something that is not to all tastes..

In most of Europe academic competition in the classroom is frowned upon since recent years.
yes  lots has changed in academia. I doubt translated Chinese math books will do much of a difference.
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Re: Chinese Maths books to be translated into English

April 17th, 2017, 10:03 am

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